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Walk to End Alzheimer's sees record numbers

Posted at 8:33 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 10:00:03-04

People came out in record numbers Sunday for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 

More than 2,000 people attended the event at Stinson Park, which was emceed by our own Max Tarlton. 

"It's really a diabolical illness I mean it is so hard to know from day to day what to expect from them. There are days when my mom is incredibly lucid and may share something about a memory from many years ago and there are days she doesn't even realize I am her son," attendee Eli Rigatuso said. 

There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is held annually in more than 600 communities. The goal is to help raise money and change the level of awareness in each community.